Article 25, the UK’s leading humanitarian architecture charity, has announced that Founder Denise Bennetts will become the charity’s next Chair of Trustees. As a practice we have continued to support and collaborate with Article25 including participating in their annual 10x10 fundraiser each year.
Denise will be taking up the leadership post at an exciting time for the charity, as it embarks on its biggest project yet – the reconstruction of 676 homes that were devastated in Hurricane Maria on the island of Dominica. Working in partnership with engineering firm Clarkebond and funded by the World Bank the Housing Recovery Project, Article 25’s design team made its first site visit in late September.
“It is a real honour to take on this role from such an accomplished and much-admired architect in Sunand, who has served the charity so well. It gives me the opportunity to further fulfil a career-long goal that both my husband Rab and I hold close to our hearts – to use architecture for greater social and environmental good where it is needed most.” - Denise Bennetts
Sunand Prasad, who has chaired Article 25’s board of trustees since 2015 commented on Denise’s appointment saying “Denise is a long-standing supporter of Article 25, and is a great addition to the board of trustees. We aim to equip our board with leading lights in architecture, engineering and construction, as well as seeking people with shared values of a socially just and sustainable world. Denise fits the bill to a tee! I wish her and the charity every success in delivering such an important mission.”
Read the full press release here.